The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 114 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.31% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
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£519 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.87% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £388 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £474
% change year-on-year
- +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £71.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-30.28% +163.20%
Technical Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2753 2281 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.06% 93.22% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1139 1009
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 56 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Scotland region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 5 £475 - 3
Glasgow -4 4 £525 +35.48%
Technical Architect
UK

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (12.50%) Spring
4 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 4 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) SOA
5 3 (9.38%) SAS
5 3 (9.38%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) Credit Risk
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) Line Management
6 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.25%) User Experience
6 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Force.com
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Informix
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Maven
1 2 (6.25%) Grunt
1 2 (6.25%) Bower
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Spring
2 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.25%) Django
2 2 (6.25%) CSS3
2 2 (6.25%) Sass
2 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) MyBatis
3 1 (3.13%) JPA
3 1 (3.13%) Drools
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
1 3 (9.38%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) HPUX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
2 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (9.38%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (9.38%) SOA
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (6.25%) Web Development
3 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
3 2 (6.25%) Line Management
3 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) DevOps
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
3 2 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (3.13%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.13%) F5
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow